Old UT Photos

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by Dionysus, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    About then.
     
  2. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    When I started at UT the IM fields were where Jester is now.

    I parked at a private lot on Whitis.
     
  3. Facing Addiction

    Facing Addiction < 25 Posts

    Hey, I was reffing for them in '80-83. That and waiting tables at Scottish Rite. Both were good gigs......
     
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  4. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    Was all that stuff a "SPORT COURT" product?
     
  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    "Old" as in 24 hours ago

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  6. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Now THAT is one really cool photo!!!
     
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  7. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    The Stephen F. Austin Mural, in 1983 and 2017 -
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    Behold, the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers!
     
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  8. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I worked all the way through college, so I never got extra time for this luxury...I can remember thinking that my red hair and fair skin wasn't going to tan any how....
     
  9. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    the design and structure of the West side stands has held up well over the years...I was at the first game when people sat in the stands (or, Wally Pryor led me to believe it was the first time...it was a night that was pouring down with lightning, you name it...Wally announced that being the first person under the new upper deck that he'd hoped that the architects had calculated properly....
     
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  10. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    You would have been at a very high risk of developing skin cancer 25+ years later, so count yourself blessed.
     
  11. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    UT in the 1950s.
    Some of the older wood structures were still on campus when I started in the year of Whitman.



    Notice the "diverse" mix of Caucasians.
     
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  12. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    Thanks for posting that. I'm going to share the link with my Gen Z daughter, who is graduating from The University this weekend (sans ceremonies, of course, and she couldn't possibly care less). She'll get a kick out of this.
     
  13. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I started in '72 and there were barracks down by the stadium where the Rec Sports basketball courts were later put....no, A/C...pretty "bare bones"....very cheap....can't remember when they were torn down.....
     
  14. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I wish I had found myself to the Scottish Rite....for a brief time I worked at Jester Cafeteria with the dubious chore of taking people's trays with all the plates and half-eaten food and cleaning those and loading them into the dishwasher....it was a very brief stay....it took me almost no time to realize that I didn't need money that bad...so hot, so sweaty, so disgusting...I always needed to go up to my room and take a 30 minute shower to get the slimy grime of of me...and some days I didn't have time for that....had to go directly to class....at that point it started beating my soul down...all of this to have enough money to take "the LOVE of my LIFE" to the Bucket on Saturdays....
     
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  15. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    This was an allsome video on so many levels - thank you for sharing it.

    I suspect by clues such as cars, clothes, football uniforms, band, etc. that in general most clips in the video were taken in the early 1950's. For example: Ed Price's teams wore orange helmets, DKR arrived in 1957 and the orange helmets went away.
     
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  16. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    we even boasted "air-cooled" library!!!
     
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  17. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    I was at the campus this weekend. The West side stands look good with the two-tone paint job (gray and off-white).
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    However, the very top of the stands is still bare concrete. Some things look good with age. Concrete ain't one of 'em.
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  18. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    Jester Beach, 2020. I asked my daughter if anyone still sunbathes there. She gave me a look that signified that I had posed a really dumb question. "Dad, NOBODY sunbathes anymore! Skin cancer, y'know?"
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  19. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Your right, that 50 year old concrete looks tired and dirty. It needs paint too. Maybe that is the next project for CD.
     
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  20. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    THERE IS HOPE....I just remember my niece in high school was going to the electric beach and I was trying to talk her out of it...
     
  21. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    wow, that looks incredible!! what a difference....
     
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    We won
    Of course
     
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  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Last night
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  24. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    A couple of my favorites:

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  25. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

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  26. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    Austin skyline, summer 1983.
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  27. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Now that's the Austin I loved. I got here in '87 and it looked exactly the same. I miss that Austin.
     
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  28. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Here is a Jim Nicar article about the origins of the Eyes of Texas

    The Eyes of Texas
     
  30. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    And here's a brief feature that KSAT ran on John Sinclair and The Eyes a few years ago.
     

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